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Anthony Burgess

John Anthony Burgess Wilson, FRSL (/?b??rd??s/; 25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993) – who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess – was an English writer and composer. From relatively modest beginnings in a Catholic family in Manchester, he eventually became one of the best known English literary figures of the latter half of the twentieth century

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Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses to be bad perhaps in some way ...

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Fumbling for a word is everybody's birthright.

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There is, in fact, not much point in writing a novel unless you can show the possibility of moral tr ...

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The trombones crunched redgold under my bed, and behind my gulliver the trumpets three-wise silverfl ...

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If you expect the worst from a person you can never be disappointed.

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Hitler was a teetotalitarian.

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The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice m ...

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When a man cannot chose, he ceases to be a man.

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Literature ceases to be literature when it commits itself to moral uplift; it becomes moral philosop ...

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Only in England is the perversion of language regarded as a victory for democracy.

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We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.

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... A CLOCKWORK ORANGE- and I said: 'That's a fair gloopy title. Who ever heard of a clockwork orang ...

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Colonialism. The enforced spread of the rule of reason. But who is going to spread it among the colo ...

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If you want to be considered a poet, you will have to show mastery of the petrarchan sonnet form or ...

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Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.

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